New Obesity Projections Receive Media Attention

Image/Headshot of Zach Ward.

Recent research by PhD candidate and CHDS programmer/analyst Zach Ward has been featured in multiple media outlets. The article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examines trends in state-level obesity. Harvard researchers corrected potential bias in data and found that by 2030 nearly 50% of adults across the U.S. will be obese, with large disparities across states and demographic subgroups.

The CHDS Media Hub collaborated with Ward to design and produce side-car media products which explain the methodology and results to different audiences. (Watch the video). The multimedia products were used in coverage from CNN, the LA Times, WBUR, Newsweek, and Time, among others. The article ranked in the top 40 of all New England Journal of Medicine articles on social media.

More about the CHDS Media Hub

The CHDS Media Hub combines a physical brainstorming space with a laboratory-like digital environment to prototype, pilot and produce educational multimedia for teaching, learning and policy translation.

Learn more: Read the article in the New England Journal of Medicine
Learn more: Examine the State-Level Projection Charts

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